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100 Hours of Modality Technique and Practice
Parts 1, 2, and 3
This class provides an opportunity to review point locations and angles, and to integrate the material of Module I, plus an in-depth study of Strange Flows, Organ Meridians, Zang/Fu, Segments and Five Phases, along with additional theories and special point groups. The bodymind focus of this class varies from teacher to teacher.
Prerequisite: Module I, or the equivalent (Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced JSD with authorized JSD teachers).
Objectives: participants learn to:
Part 1 INTEGRATION OF KEY THEORIES:
A) In-depth study of the Strange Flows, emphasizing their functions and including over 150 Strange Flows points. (Relax! Most of these points were introduced in Module I.)
Practice: new SF release patterns. (16 hr.)
B) Integration of Strange Flow, Meridian and Segmental theories in assessment and point combinations.
Special powerful point groups: Entry/exit points; general and group lo points; the 8 meeting points, associated points, combining points; etc. (14 hr.)
Part 2 MASTER CLASS:
A) Review of all Basic and Intermediate points for accuracy of location and precision of angle. (14 hr.)
B) Demonstration of assessment skills: point palpation, pulse reading, questioning, listening, looking. Specific applications of Segmental, Strange Flow, Meridian and Five Phases theory to common problems like neck, shoulder, and back tension/pain, headache, chest/respiratory problems, menstrual difficulties, pelvic tension, digestive stress, insomnia, joint problems. Includes focus on bodymind process skills. (21 hr.)
Part 3 EXPANDING THEORETICAL HORIZONS:
A) Causes of imbalance: Exogenous and endogenous causes of dis-ease, including the 6 External Pathogens and the 7 Evil Emotions (reviewed); and the 4 levels (protection, Qi, nutrition, blood). Review 6 Divisions; Zang/Fu theory and curious organs. Fundamental substances. Introduction to the 8 Principles. (21 hr.)
B) Tendino-muscular meridians and their relevance to JSD acupressure. Accumulation points. (14 hr.)
Required Class Materials: Advanced Supplement, © 1982; A Complete Guide to Acupressure © 1996 & The Joy of Feeling©1987 by Iona Marsaa Teeguarden (Japan Pub.)
Evaluation Method: Attendance and demonstration of skill mastered; practical examination.
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